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Italian Pasta Salad With Pepperoni Recipe


  • ¾ box of Orecchiette pasta or substitute your favorite kind
  • Fresh Mozzarella pearls of cubed fresh mozzarella around 8 ounces or more
  • Mini pepperoni I used about ⅓ of the bag
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Garlic and Herb salad dressing packet
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Several large basil leaves


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
  2. Cut basil into ribbons.
  3. Mix dressing according to package directions, but substitute balsamic vinegar for regular vinegar.
  4. Mix all ingredients together, adding dressing to taste.
  5. Enjoy!